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Maulsby-Albertson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-099

Scope and Contents

The collections includes genealogical material, family correspondence (1804-1846),, financial and legal papers. Some of the papers concern Jonathan Maulsby's term as postmaster at Plymouth Meeting House in the 1820's. The Albertson family operated lime kiIns and sold lime in Plymouth Township. Samuel Maulsby was a Commissioner of the Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown RaiIroad Company. The Maulsby family were also active in Norristown as merchants of lumber, coal, and iron. Josiah Albertson seems to have joined the Maulbys in their business after his marriage to Alice T. Maulsby.

Dates

  • 1763-1884

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

The Maulsby and Albertson families were Pennsylvania Quakers. Samuel Maulsby (1768-1838) married Susan Thomas. They had seven children. Their son Jonathan (1801-1845) was a merchant in Plymouth Meeting, PA, and served as postmaster at Plymouth Meeting House in the 1820's. A daughter, Alice T. (1803-1876) married Josiah Albertson (1803-1876). The Albertson family operated lime kilns and sold lime, and Josiah Albertson seems to have joined the Maulbys in their business after his marriage.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The Maulsby and Albertson families were Pennsylvania Quakers. The collections includes genealogical material, family correspondence (1804-1846),, financial and legal papers. Some of the papers concern Jonathan Maulsby's term as postmaster at Plymouth Meeting House in the 1820's. The Maulsby family were also active in Norristown as merchants of lumber, coal, and iron.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into seven series:
  1. Biographical and genealogical
  2. Correspondence of the Maulsby and Albertson families
  3. Journal
  4. Financial papers
  5. Legal papers
  6. Meeting papers
  7. Miscellaneous papers

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Mrs. Arthur Robinson, 1966

Donor: Elizabeth Price Robinson, 1966

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The donor, Elizabeth Price Robinson. was the great -granddaughter of Thornton Walton whose marriage certificate is included in the collection. The Maulsby-Albertson families and Walton family were linked by marriage.

Separated Materials

The following material, originally part of the collection, has been recatalogued:
  1. Book of Sufferings- Gwynedd Monthly Meeting Committee on Sufferings, 1808-1825. Transferred to RG 2 Gwynedd Monthly Meeting Records.
Title
An Inventory of the Maulsby-Albertson Family Papers, 1763-1884
Author
FHL staff
Date
1966
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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